Discussion Is Soma a genius?

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    Satoshi told Eizan: "Soma-kun's cooking inspirations aren't from natural genius or anything like that. He just thinks things through. He keeps testing and re-testing his recipes. Everyone can do that, but not everyone actually does."

    What does it mean to be a genius at cooking? If Soma's recipes are a result of him thinking things through and testing his recipes again and again, how was he able to come up with the apple risotto on the spot during the cooking duel with his father? Even the geniuses test their recipes out as well. So I don't really get what Satoshi meant. Could someone please help me understand? Thanks!
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    does anyone have any ideas?
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    anyone???
     
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    All I get from what Satoshi said.. Souma is a very hard worker who does trial & error a lot. If I recall, Jouichiro said Soma is not like him.

    How he come up with the apple risotto on the spot.. Well its a common breakfast food I guess. Plus hes a grea tchef, so I pretty sure Souma can come up with anything, given on what kind of ingredients there are in the kitchen.
     
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    Soma is definitely a genius when it comes to cooking.
     
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    I think he's able to come up with the risotto on the spot because he's a genius at cooking now, but I think before he gained all these skills and experiences from working at his family diner, he wasn't able to cook the way he cooks now because he isn't a born genius like his father. What do u think?
     
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    Well when someone is a genius at a skill like cooking it's because they've spent a lot of time and worked hard to attain that knowledge.
     
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    That's true but in Soma's case, as his father has said, he didn't have the talent for cooking. Like some people they seem to be naturally inclined to cooking - they just have a sense for cooking but Soma didn't - he had to work extremely hard, more so than others.
     
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    So what? lol
    How does that make him any less of a genius.
     
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    I know. I agree that he is a genius now. But he wasn't born a genius.
     
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    @haihaig
    Do you have the viz translations? Because the Viz Tranaltion may clear this up.
     
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    You mean the manga? Yup! Here it is. You can see that Joichirou said Soma wasn't born with the skills or talent for cooking, he had to work harder than those who had a talent for cooking, but he never gave up. I'm not saying soma isn't a genius now, but I'm saying that he was never meant to be a genius at cooking. He's a genius now because he worked insanely hard to get to the level of geniuses.

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    I honestly think he made it with time, I don't see him anywhere close than its past
     
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    hmm? What do you mean?
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    @Hi Shin Unit Hope you managed to read through the scans. What is your opinion ?
     
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    That he wasn't born with it as you said
     
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    Nothing really change.. Souma just puts in the hard work to be a better chef. No need for him to be label as a genius like his father.
     
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    that's true. But wouldn't be be on par with a genius now?
     
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    I'm not sure. :/
     
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    If Erina's tongue is God's tongue, then Soma must be a God, because that tongue will belong to him. :kappa:
     
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    Erina will enjoy Souma's sausage soon enough.:kappa:
     
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    "I'll make you admit that it's delicious." -Soma :kappa:
     
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